The Sunrisers Eastern Cape (SUNE) are ready to be at odds with Joburg Super Kings (JSK) in the 1st match of SA20 League 2024 at the beautiful St George’s Park in Port Elizabeth.
Sunrisers Easter Cape are the defending champions of SA20 League and will be looking to start their 2024 season with a win.
Joburg Super Kings, on the other hand, were kicked off SA20 League 2023 as the Sunrisers Eastern Cape defeated them in the semi finals.
So, this will be a good battle to see between two good teams and one of the biggest rivals of the game.
SUNE vs JSK Match Details
- Match – SUNE vs JSK, 1st Match
- Format – 20 overs
- Venue – St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth
- Date & Time – January 10, 2024 & 9:00 PM
SUNE vs JSK Pitch and Weather Conditions
The pitch at the St George’s Park in Port Elizabeth is well-balanced with batters having a little bit more advantage. Pacers will be effective in death overs whereas spinners find it difficult to maintain their line on this pitch. The weather is expected to be cloudy with very high chances of rain. Temperature is expected to be around 21° Celsius.
SUNE vs JSK Head-to-Head Records
In the last three matches played between these two teams, Joburg Super Kings have surprisingly won 2 matches while Sunrisers Eastern Cape have won 1 match but that was the high pressure semi final match.
SUNE vs JSK Toss Prediction
Joburg Super Kings are expected to win the toss in SUNE vs JSK’s 1st match.
SUNE vs JSK Predicted Playing XI
Sunrisers Eastern Cape: Dawid Malan, Adam Rossington, Aiden Markram (c), Sarel Erwee, Andile Simelane, Tristan Stubbs (wk), Marco Jansen, Liam Dawson, Ayabulela Gqamane, Brydon Carse, Simon Harmer.
Joburg Super Kings: Faf du Plessis (c), Reeza Hendricks, Moeen Ali, Donavon Ferreira, Ronan Hermann (wk), Leus du Plooy, David Wiese, Romario Shepherd, Nandre Burger, Gerald Coetzee, Imran Tahir.
SUNE vs JSK Probable Best Performers
Top Batter: Faf Du Plessis (JSK)
Faf Du Plessis is the captain of Joburg Super Kings and one of the most important players of the team.
His ability to play aggressively in the top order and at the same time rotate strike whenever required makes him the best batter pick for today’s SUNE vs JSK match.
He loves playing against Sunrisers Eastern Cape and is expected to perform well in the top order.
Top Bowler: Gerald Coetzee (JSK)
Gerald Coetzee has impressed everyone with his superb bowling abilities in the recent T20I matches.
He bowls perfect yorkers and is a kind of bowler who doesn’t depend upon pitches for performance.
This pitch is expected to support him and it will be difficult for Sunrisers Eastern Cape openers to play him.
Top All-Rounder: Aiden Markram (SUNE)
With so many good all-rounder options in today’s match, choosing one is always difficult. But if one has to be chosen, then Aiden Markram is no doubt the best option.
He is the key player in the Sunrisers Eastern Cape squad and his performance is necessary for the team to defend the trophy.
He along with Marco Jansen will handle the middle order of the team, making both of them best all-rounder picks for today’s match.
SUNE vs JSK Best Betting Odds Comparison
|SUNE vs JSK , SA20 League 2024 2023, 1st Match, Betting Sites
|Sunrisers Eastern Cape (Odds)
|Joburg Super Kings (Odds)
SUNE vs JSK Who will win?
Joburg Super Kings are expected to win the 1st match since they have a better team and head-to-head record favors them. They are likely to crush Sunrisers Eastern Cape who defeated them in the Semi Finals of SA20 League 2023.